apt-get clean and
autoclean are not primarily meant to free disk space. These commands are meant to work on the software packages that are installed on your computer.
Now, if you want to know what did fill up your harddrive start with the command
sudo df -m. This will tell you on which partition and in which directory the most disk space is used in MB.
# sudo df -m S.Ficheros bloques de 1M Usados Disponibles Uso% Montado en /dev/dm-0 366198 91120 275078 25% / udev 10 0 10 0% /dev tmpfs 766 9 757 2% /run tmpfs 1915 1 1915 1% /dev/shm tmpfs 5 1 5 1% /run/lock tmpfs 1915 0 1915 0% /sys/fs/cgroup /dev/sda1 228 47 169 22% /boot /dev/mapper/laptop--user1-home 102350 13286 89065 13% /home tmpfs 383 1 383 1% /run/user/1000
Use the command
sudo du -m --max-depth=2within one Directory to find out which subdirectories have the biggest size in MB. This will take you to the Directory that filled up your hard disk.
sudo du -m --max-depth=2 /home.
Which will tell you which Directory of the User Account hold the most disk space in MB.
# sudo du -m --max-depth=1 /home 12425 /home/user1 817 /home/user2 13242 /home
Here we see that ‘user1’ is using the most of the 13242 MB occupied on the
Once you have found out what did fill up your hard disk you will be able to decide best what is to do to free disk space. Like perhaps: Deleting user files or uninstalling software.